Arthur Yap

Arthur Yap was a Singaporean poet born in 1943 and died in 2006. His poetry is marked by linguistic experimentation and playfulness that explores the languages of Singapore and the English language. His first collection, Only Lines, was published in 1971. His final collection, Down the Line, was published posthumously in 2015. 


‘Location’ by Arthur Yap is a two stanza free verse poem about a person who is stuck in a rooted and stationary mundane routine that he wishes to escape.